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  • Called To Empathy

    Contributed by Rhonda Feurtado on Mar 2, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,105 views

    God calls believers to have empathy and act out of that empathy to bring his love to the world.

    CALLED TO EMPATHY There is a story I read on the internet some time back about a little girl. In the course of the day, her friend lost her favorite doll which she’d brought over to play with. She was heartbroken, and sat on the steps and began to cry. When the first little girl’s mother came ...read more

  • Heaven's Empathy

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jun 23, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,386 views

    We have heard numerous stories about Jesus’ temptation. Yet, perhaps the amazing thing of the story of Christ’s temptations is that He knows our story so well.

    Heaven’s Empathy for You and Me Luke 4:1-13 Movement One: Jesus was tempted Set Stage: (Bracket discussion by familiarity). Questions: We know this story, don’t we? You have heard it preached many times? You have studied it in Bible studies and Sunday School haven’t you? I think we would all ...read more

  • Divine Empathy

    Contributed by Lisa Delay on Aug 10, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,476 views

    Briefly explores why Jesus wept at the tomb of His friend. Jesus’ empathy shows His emotional maturity and perfectness of His divine nature mingled with His human form.

    Divine Empathy I was struck recently by reading the account of the death of Lazarus in the gospel of John. Several times in chapter 11 John describes Jesus as deeply troubled. In verse 35 the shortest verse of the Bible seems to punctuate the situation quite well saying ...read more

  • Learning Right From Wrong: Empathy Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on May 25, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,360 views

    Empathy is a foundational virtue that children need to learn for determining right from wrong

    Learning Right from Wrong: Empathy INTRODUCTION Several weeks ago Sue and I received a request from Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs to conduct a session for parents on helping children learn right from wrong. These are parents who, for one reason or another, have demonstrated a need ...read more

  • Grabbed By Grace

    Contributed by Gene Haraldsen on Jul 27, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,178 views

    To be a successful Christian we must allow the Grace of God to run its course in our inner life. When that happens then we can become an effective believer in our outer life- in how we represent the Lord to others.

    Grabbed By Grace II Samuel 9 Can you recall an event in your life that clearly demonstrated the incredible life changing Grace of God? Do you remember this story? *30 year old prisoner had committed murder in a robbery *Sentenced to die – alone, no friends, no family that ever ...read more

  • Ditch Patrol

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Jul 15, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,898 views

    The story of the Good Samaritan turned inside out. God calls all of us to go into the ditch to help others who have fallen into the ditch.

    We’ve talked about two major things concerning you and me. One is God’s unconditional love. In Luke, Jesus tells the story of the Prodigal Son which is His most famous story about the unconditional love of God. He came to demonstrate that and did so clearly. Another thing we’ve talked about and ...read more

  • Christ's Powerful Empathizing Example

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 847 views

    Here are nine ways that Christ exemplified empathy

    Christ’s Powerful Empathizing Example John 11:35 - Jesus Wept Illustration:When my sons were young, one of them stubbed his toe and grimaced with pain. Seeing him trying bravely to bear the agony of those moments, I said, "Son, I’m truly sorry. My toe hurts for you." Lifting his head, he ...read more

  • God Of All Comfort Series

    Contributed by Richard S Cussons M.a. on Aug 8, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,205 views

    Chapter one may be seen as a template in dealing with disappontment

    2 Corinthians 1.1-22 Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians is written about 6 months after the first, in the year 55, from Macedonia. The Corinthian church had been infiltrated by false teachers who were challenging Paul’s personal integrity and his authority as an apostle. Because ...read more

  • Showing Compassion

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 36 ratings
     | 10,398 views

    A look at the example of the compassion that Christ showed and how we should imitate His example of compassion.

    Confessions: I Struggle to Show Compassion Like Christ Did Introduction: I learn more and more about the importance of being honest with ourselves, especially concerning our relationship with Christ. I think that sometimes we as the church live an idealistic life. We don’t like to admit ...read more

  • New Years - Now Is The Hour!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 4,267 ratings
     | 513,955 views

    When this year is over, will we be looking back with joy, or with regret? Will we be looking at the future with anticipation, or with dread? (Powerpoint Available - #224)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, OK (Revised: 2010) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #224.) A. I’m sure you’ve noticed that each year almost all the major news magazines put ...read more

  • How To Be Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 19, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,017 views

    Sorrow helps us gain a greater empathy for the hurts, pain and difficulties that others experience. People who empathize are more compassionate, kind and considerate of others problems and needs. When I learned the benefit of sorrow it made me more sen

    How to Be Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing (2 Cor. 6:10) Paul the apostle wrote, We put not stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way, in great endurance, in troubles, hardships and distresses, in ...read more

  • The Only Man Made Thing In Heaven?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 24, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 9,277 views

    Why scars? God does not need giraffes in the pew, with their heads stuck up in the clouds. We need empathy. We need real passion and compassion! We need to share the burdens of the hurting. We need understanding from the pulpit and the pew.

    THE ONLY MAN MADE THING IN HEAVEN? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com God does not need giraffes in the pew, with their heads stuck up in the clouds. We need empathy. We need real passion and compassion! We need to share the burdens of the hurting. We need understanding from the pulpit ...read more

  • Qualities Of Low Conflict Christians Series

    Contributed by Mark D. Stetler on Feb 18, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,082 views

    Do you want little or no conflict in your life? Look here!

    Qualities for Low Conflict Christians John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Intro… This week I believe it would be profitable for us to begin where we left off last week. Last week we talked about seven things you need to know before you ...read more

  • Serving Our Seniors

    Contributed by Richard Pfeil on May 24, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,791 views

    Part of an ongoing effort to get people involved in hands on ministry at the local level with this message focusing on elder care. (Note to Sermoncentral-This is part of the series but was a message from an out side speaker. I wanted to give you the whole

    May 1, 2005 Serving Our Seniors By Lester Gallihue 1 John 1:9, John 10:1-10, Numbers 6:24-26 I truly appreciate the opportunity to be here. It’s really a wonderful spiritual experience and I can feel the vibes. It really helps me and I am sure it helps you. I want to read a passage which I ...read more

  • Christmas: Happy Are The Humble Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,271 views

    Christmas is about many things, but one strong virtue that Christmas brings to mind is humility.

    Happy Are the Humble (Luke 1:39-56) 1. Sherlock Holmes is quoted as saying, "I am not among those who count humility among the virtues." 2. We tend to think of humility and not dwelling on oneself or comparing oneself to others. Wikipedia adds this insight: "Humility, or being humble, is ...read more